If you’re questioning the name “breakthrough,” ask yourself another question. Have you ever been “stuck” in life? Have you ever struggled to make a change? Have you ever discovered that you resisted the change in the end because of the cost, hard work, or a sharp learning curve? Or maybe you didn’t feel completely stuck, just plateaued, in a bit of a rut. You weren’t sure what needed to change but you knew in your gut, or at least hoped, that there could be more? Either way, what you needed was a breakthrough!
To get you started with your own breakthrough experience, here's another question to ask yourself...
What’s keeping me from fully engaging the adventure of living in an authentic relationship with God?
TWO ROADS TO A BREAKTHROUGH:
TUNE-UP: Preventative Maintenance
FIX-UP: Reparative Maintenance
There are two ways BTM can help improve your connection with God, a connection that directly affects the quality of your life.
The first is by way of a “tune-up.” Just as with your vehicle or body, both benefit from being well cared for. A regular check up keeps both your car and your physical body operating at peak performance. This is especially true of new life. Both babies and young Christians need more frequent monitoring to insure a healthy start to life. And while a new car may initially have fewer problems, the older it gets the more critical staying ahead of its deterioration gets. A vehicle’s decline is usually gradual and a loss of performance can go undetected for some time.
Your spiritual life is not much different! Spiritual direction is a tune-up for your heart and soul. It can not only help keep you running, but also keep you growing stronger and stronger.
The second way BTM can help you is by way of a “fix-up.” While regular tune-ups reduce the chance of break-downs and costs less in the end, repairs can’t be completely avoided. So whether you’ve shunned the tune-ups, or had an accident, even one not your fault, fix-ups are going to be necessary. Even a healthy body will occasionally get bruised or cut or otherwise damaged, or just feel the pain and hurt of age, and need a doctor.
True as well of our tune-ups, we come along side you in your personal and relational “break downs” with simple ideas for a genuine faith, useful truth for daily living, and real hope for lasting change. And it’s not some new technique or advanced education we’re counting on, even though they may be used. God is the only one that can offer transformation. He is the one who brings the breakthrough!
Breakthrough Ministries is all about helping “unstick” stuck lives! The process we use is based on the ancient practice of “spiritual direction.” While we’ve updated terms and adjusted the process to fit TRA, our simple goal is as old as Christianity itself...
...helping people fully engage in the adventure of living an authentic relationship with God.
Jesus talked about being spiritually stuck and breaking free…
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)